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the united states. the only time i've ever had a break is when i was on maternity leave. i have retired from doing this one thing that i loved. now, i'm going to be able to have the time to explore something different. it's like another chapter. >> announcer: "nightline" continues from new york city with terry moran. >> in the health conscious supersize me era, it's common knowledge that fast food can be bad for your health and your waistline, but today, bad news for those who believe ka lotter ignorance is bliss, as mcdonald's announces that calorie counts are going to be posted on their menus nationwide. so, abc's dan harris decided to hit the golden arches and see how a little menu math might change the way americans chow down. >> reporter: americans spend $100 billion a year on fast food. we consume three burgers a week on average. so, will we start making healthier choices once mcdonald's starts posting how many calories are in its meals, as they've just announced they will do beginning next week? this put us in the mood to do an experiment. step one, i'm going to go in this mcdonald's
to be the president of the united states. and i'm not that patient. >> it takes a lot of guts to put that out there the way he did. good thing michelle agreed. you can watch the interview with the president and mrs. obama this morning at 10 right here on abc 7. he was this far from sleeping on the white house couch baby. >> he's farther than that. he also said, she said i can make him mad any number of ways. and he says she does it by being fairly unreasonable. >> wow! okay i take it back. hang the presidential seal on the couch it will be in use for a while. >> interesting show to watch "the view" today on abc7. >>> sir what do we have out there? >> nothing that combative maybe t that contentious. that's when you know you have been married long and trust each other. >> plus, he's got secret service protection. >> good point. some of the low clouds fog trying to spill from the coast into and across san francisco this morning. having a hard time getting farther than that. we have clouds in the north bay. live doppler 7 hd you will notice it is dry. s have mist in 'em so don't be surprised if y
of the united states is weighing in on the controversial call from monday night's game. >> but will the bungled call be enough to budge the two side in the lockout? it's wednesday, september 26th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> good what? >> good morning. >> good to have you back. >> it's good to be back in the saddle again. here we go. >> you were on assignment for a little bit. >> two-week assignment working during the daylight. which was strange, unnerving. back on the graveyard shift where i belong. >> missed you. i'm paula faris. we'll have the latest on the nfl referee lockout including the surprising background of the two refs who worked the monday night game. let's just say, lingerie has something to do with it. >>> also this half hour, new wildfire worries. the dangerous and very destructive season shows no signs of letting up. >> and then some big-time backlash for a father who says he was just being honest when he blogged about his two boys and told the world actually which son he likes best. you always see paren
these united states of america. >>> and so, now the big question is what is the administration plan for putting out this spreading fire? abc's david kerley is at the white house this morning. david, what do we know about what the administration is actually doing to stop this? >> reporter: well, lama mentioned already, that reinforcements, more marines are going to the embassies where there's been the biggest trouble. the president has been on the phone and will continue to work the phones, i'm told, talking to some of the leaders there. telling them, it's their responsibility to protect our embassies in these countries. those are the two big things you'll see. the president is here at the white house throughout the weekend and will continue to monitor the situation, dan. >> since this jump, the crisis has a real political overtone. how is it playing, as of this morning in the presidential race? >> reporter: you know, this is something that could be a problem for the president politically. he's tried to create new relationships in the middle east. some of his national security credibility is on
for president of the united states. >> reporter: still you couldn't help but think, what a difference four years have made. so much grayer now. the toll the presidency takes. the youthful aura that clung to barack obama in 2008 has been burned away by the searing pressures of power. he spoke tonight a man of hard and bitter experience. a survivor. >> i recognize that times have changed since i first spoke to this convention. >> reporter: that's why vice president joe biden went all out, too. >> we can now proudly say what we have heard me say the last six months. osama bin laden is dead, and general motors is alive! >> reporter: the president did something else. he addressed directly the frustrated hopes and mixed feelings about his leadership out across the country. >> now i won't pretend the path i'm offering is quick or easy. >> reporter: this was really the president's biggest challenge, the biggest challenge in his campaign. to overcome the disappointments and doubts among so many americans who voted for him in 2008. and give them hope again. >> everyone did expect hope and change. and they
fire has been tough to fight. it's been tough for the west coast of the united states. >>> also this morning, brand-new details on the shocking case about the u.s. open tennis umpire charged with murdering her husband. her daughter speaking out this morning. why she says the allegations are, and i quote, insane. >> all that coming up. >>> but we do begin on the gulf coast. so many areas still under water, almost a week after hurricane isaac tore through the region. president obama broke off the campaign trail to visit one of the hardest hit neighborhoods in louisiana. and ryan owens brings us the latest from new orleans this morning. good morning, ryan. >> reporter: good morning, george. you know, the presidential visit to a disaster zone has become a bit of a ritual. the president was here to shake hands and promise more federal help. the commander in chief as consoler in chief. >> how are you all doing? >> better now. >> i know it's a mess. but just wanted to come by and let you know, we know it's a mess. >> reporter: president obama met with victims of hurricane isaac late mo
out and something important left out. >> i accept your nomination for president of the united states! >> reporter: overnight, abc news confirming reports by politico that there were several versions of romney's primetime speech. several writers asked to help craft it, but that their work was largely unused. and in the end, it was governor romney and one of his closest advisers, stu stevens, who wrote the version romney delivered. afghanistan reportedly in one of the earlier drafts left out. overnight, that adviser stu stevens telling me speeches go through a lot of editing. and asked if he would put afghanistan back in the speech if he had a do-over, i don't think that way. i just don't think it would matter one vote. he also spoke of clint eastwood's moment. and with this defining moment in the convention, stevens said it was powerful to have eastwood. perhaps, one of the biggest hurdles still facing romney is the likability. "saturday night live" opening sketch. >> our campaign has a secret weapon. and that secret weapon is speaking right now in tulsa, oklahoma. >> hello, i'm mitt
. >> the president of the united states says he can't change washington from the inside. he said he can't change washington from the inside. he says he can't change it from the inside. >> reporter: but at this point, both candidates are looking for any edge they can find. the president wasted no time painting romney as out of touch for saying the 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes are irresponsible, government-dependent victims. >> when you express an attitude that half the country considers itself victims, that somehow they want to be dependent on government, my thinking is, maybe you haven't gotten around a lot. >> reporter: on radio iowa late thursday, ann romney was asked about republican critics who say her husband is running a losing campaign. >> stop it. this is hard. you want to try it? get in the ring. >> reporter: and, george, both sides reported more than $110 million having been raised in their august financial reports. but the romney campaign facing some questions from republican donors about a $20 million loan it had to take out. and also, up to $200,000 in bonuses
briefing, the warning, bin laden determined to strike in the united states. they didn't do enough. in the sense, this book is a warning document. we're right back in the problem. and this can affect everyone in a very serious way. >> no question about it, but as you know, a lot of your critics have said, wait a second, the president is facing an implacable foe. the republicans on a crusade. we already see speaker boehner using your book as a sign that voters should turn away from president obama. what should voters take away? we're only 56 days away. you studied this for a couple of years. what do you think voters should take away as they go to the polls? >> they can look at it. people have read it the other way and said, the republicans are a brick wall, which they are. and it's really hard to get around them. but you know, world war ii was hard to win. but president roosevelt made sure that we won it. and that's what presidents are there for. and it depends on how high you're going to raise the bar and what your level of expectation is. and i think the public should have the hig
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